The Big Apple Tap Festival Highlights 2017

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Miss Jillian and Mr. Charlie DuHadway traveled to New York City to perform at the Big Apple Tap Festival the weekend of November 10-12, 2017. “We experienced so much style, history and genuine love for the art of tap dance.  It was very inspirational and full of good friends and tremendous spirit!  Performing on stage with my son (Charlie) was …

A Sunday Afternoon of Master Tap Classes

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Mr. Charlie took Elite dancers Katy Arnold, Emma Buschle, Mackenzie Houghton, Taylor Murphy and Chloe McKinley for an afternoon of master tap classes at Center Stage Dance Company in Northville.  The Detroit Tap Repertory hosted master teachers Aubrey Cheek and Vikas Arun Sunday. Aubrey Cheek is a dancer, teacher, and choreographer based in New York City.  She was one of …

Modern Class Opportunity

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A modern class was taught by DDD alum and Grand Valley State University dancers Maddy DuHadway and O’Malley Ferguson. This class was offered at Spotlight Dance Academy in Grand Haven.  DDD Elite dancers Reagan Avery, Ashlyn Wentworth, Gwen Breidinger and Ella Bielicki enjoyed learning something new from their DDD alumni dancers.

Cecchetti Ballet Day

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Twenty five DuHadway dancers took classes from master ballet teacher and Cecchetti examiner Miss Julie Merkle.  Classes were held at Spotlight Dance Academy in Grand Haven.  Miss Jillian and Miss JoElla Fitzpatrick (DDD alumni and dance major at Wayne State University) attended the workshop and took teacher class to start the day at 8:30 a.m. Miss Jillian was VERY proud …

The Big Apple Tap Festival in New York City

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Miss Jillian and Mr. Charlie have been invited to perform with Tap 24.7 again this fall.  They will be dancing with the company in New York City at the Big Apple Tap Fest the weekend of November 10-12. Before performing at the Kaye Playhouse, Miss Jillian and Mr. Charlie will be taking classes from professional tappers Shelby Kaufman, Isabel Glasser, …

Parking Lot Safety For Parents!

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Parking Lot Safety For Parents! We realize parking spots near the studio entrance are limited.  However this does not excuse where some people are parking or waiting in their cars. Hazardous Parking #1   “I’ll just wait here parked along side the building in my car until my dancer comes out.” OR “I’ll just run in for a second and get …

Dancing: Cristina Guytingco

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Cristina Guytingco, DDD Class of 2017  and Sacred Heart Academy graduate, is currently enrolled at the University of Michigan. She has found many dance outlets, including free classes she can take to find out if she wants to be part of dance clubs on campus. Cristina has found that there are so many dance related clubs it is a little …

Wing It Tap Festival

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Marissa Bloomquist and Ashlynn Wentworth participated in the Wing It Tap Festival this past weekend, September 9, which was located at Performers Edge Studio in Northville, Michigan. Marissa and Ashlynn had the opportunity to take classes from Nico Rubio, Jenefer Miller, Brendan Kellam, Denise Caston, founder of Motor City Tap Fest, and Kelsey Rose Young, founder of Wing It. Marissa …

Featuring DDD Alumni: Dancing and Beyond (Part 7)

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This is the seventh and final article celebrating 25 years of DDD alumni and their accomplishments in dance and beyond. Alumni are sharing what they have been doing since graduation and how DDD has impacted their lives. The DDD family, past and present, appreciate all of the time, energy and efforts MISS JILLIAN and MR. ROB have given and continue to give to their …